Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by burnerfinger:
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
havent had a beer in 2 and a half months, trying to lose weight. but I saw this movie on TV
"how beer saved the world"
and it "inspired" me to have at least one for old time's sake:
so I found this dopplebock at the supermarket that I'd never tried before:
Poured from the 500 ml bottle into my new belgium goblet:
A: color - just a bit blonder than a cola? with a nice ruby red hue when held to the light. also unexpectedly clear. forms a rocky head of only about 1 finger that settles really quick leaving barely any lacing.
S - Sweet malt to the nose, with just a touch of an ABV undertone.
T - HOO AHH - very nice. Malt and raisins? the alcohol burn is "discreet" on the tounge.
M not as heavy as I'd like/expect. also a very faint hoppiness appears on the aftertaste.
(as usual everything more pronounced as the brew warms, found myself deliberately trying to warm the goblet with both hands as I neared the halfway point.
D - Very Nice, but a bit heavy for sessioning.
Overall somehow better than the sum of its parts, definitely recommended.
oh and BTW thanks for the comfy buzz! maybe I'll have another come Thanksgiving.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 13:17:48 | More by burnerfinger
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3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours very dark brown, very poor tan head that goes to a very thin lace in seconds.
Smell is very nutty (peanut, Brazilian nut, faint almond, cashew), with caramel, some faint sugar, roasted grains, low dark fruit and tiny bit of skunk.
Taste starts with sweet dark malts and caramel, a bit fruity with some apricots, plums, raisin, faint sweet cherry. Toffee follows, sweet dark bread, spices with clove, cinnamon, faint licorice and anise, hints of honey. Touch of roast and light coffee in the finish, lots of (somewhat minty) herbs and a mild hoppy bitterness.
Very light bodied for its style, a bit syrupy tho, medium carbonation. Aftertaste is damaged by some cloying syrupy sweetness and a bit of booze, otherwise quite fruity.
A weirder doppelbock, highs and lows, so it falls somewhere in between.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 18:29:18 | More by dcmchew
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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